Posted by: dbradbury | June 23, 2009

Destination Halifax Showcase

Wow, what a whirlwind of a weekend is now behind us!  It was the annual Destination Halifax Showcase, a familiarization tour of our city, hotels and off-site venues for meeting planners from Canada & the US.  Twenty-six decision makers were ushered around town from Thursday evening until Sunday afternoon.  A welcome reception & dinner at Pier 21  was an appropriate introduction to Halifax.  Known unofficially as the ‘Ellis Island of Canada’, 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military personnel passed through Pier 21 from 1928 to 1971. 

Local band Tom Collins treated guests to juicy lounge arrangements from the deck of a replica ship in the Exhibition Hall.

As we took our seats for dinner, catered by RCR Hospitality, we caught a glimpse of a departing cruise ship…quite a sight from the floor to ceiling windows of the Welcome Pavillion. 

Cruise ship 1

Other weekend highlights included: lunch on the Tall Ship Silva, dinner at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic , dancing to Studebaker Pie, kayaking on St. Margaret’s Bay, picnicing in Peggy’s Cove, lobster dinner on Citadel Hill and Cape Breton step dancing with Trollymac

If you are a meeting planner we would love for you to bring your meetings and conventions to Halifax.  The Destination Halifax Showcase is the weekend for you to fully experience our fair city! 

As a tourist I hope the information above will give you more than enough great ideas to enjoy your time in Halifax.

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